Following guidelines of local, state and federal health officials, the CDC and the WHO, we have begun re-opening our hearing centers. However, the health of our patients, hearing care professionals and associates remains our top priority. For more information and a list of the locations that are open, click here.

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Noise induced hearing loss from music has been an ongoing problem for generations. Apple has listened to critics and has designed a software update that allows the fifth generation and beyond iPod and iPod Nano users the ability to control and set the maximum volume limit. The update in their products is free and can even be locked by parents after setting the volume limits…. Read More

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What Else Can You Do for Your Ears?

by Dr. Zachary Moore Audiologists offer many products and services to both adults and children.  The most common services are hearing tests and hearing aids, but today I would like to talk about some of the lesser known items.Hearing protection:  Hearing protection ranges from very basic to more advanced. Basic: Foam ear plugs:  These are the simplest form of ear protection that you roll between your fingers… Read More

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Hearing Aids Are Not Your Average Glasses

Hearing aids are not your average glasses. Many people have the misconception that getting hearing aids is comparable to getting glasses, meaning that they correct your hearing and make it “normal” again. Hearing aids are prescribed according to the hearing test results and individual patient needs. They are then programmed using the results found from the audiometric testing that was performed in a sound proof booth. They are also… Read More

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Advocate for Better Hearing

So you did it, you got hearing aids!  Or maybe they aren’t for you but you helped your loved one get hearing aids.  Congratulations on being on the track for better hearing.  But is that all you need to do?  Even if after getting comfortable with hearing aids and understanding the importance of communication with your audiologist, there is another thing you can do.  Be an advocate… Read More

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Protect Hearing Aids From Moisture

Protect Your Hearing Aids From Moisture Moisture in hearing aids slowly corrodes the components.  Then moisture makes its way onto the batteries and reduces their effectiveness.  Continuing on its path of destruction, moisture travels down the hearing aid tubing where it condenses into tiny drops and eventually infiltrates the filters inside the ear hooks.  During this process the hearing aid will slowly lose clarity and amplification until it… Read More

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Benefits of Two Hearing Aids

The benefits of wearing two hearing aids as opposed to one As an audiologist, this question comes up in my office just about every day.  Hearing aids can be a significant investment and many people want to know if they can get by with only one.  The fact of the matter is if you have hearing loss in both ears, in order to get the… Read More

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Hearing Loss and Kidney Disease

by Dr. Jacki Reider You may be thinking, “How in the world are hearing loss and kidney disease related?” Hearing loss and kidney disease have been connected.  Hearing loss is a potential side effect of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) that most people don’t know about.  Since CKD affects more than 10% of Americans, it’s important to be informed, if not for yourself, but for friends and… Read More

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Hearing Loss and Relationships

The effects of hearing loss on relationships can range from occasional annoyance to profound communication difficulties.  However, this does not have to be the case. The key to mending rocky relationships due to hearing loss is recognizing one’s limitations and acting in positive ways to counteract them. Often, patients arrive in an audiology clinic because of a family member. Whether it is a husband, a… Read More

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Hearing Loss and Background Noise

The biggest challenge many of our patients face is hearing loss and background noise. Historically, researchers and audiologists have utilized tests that identify thresholds, or the softest sounds a person can perceive when listening in quiet. While these measurements do provide pertinent information on a patient’s ability to hear, they do not provide a functional measure of how an individual performs in a realistic setting…. Read More

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Ear Infections and Hearing Loss

Does an ear infection and hearing loss go hand in hand? Ear infections are a common medical condition in children and some adults.  A question that gets asked quite frequently by our patients is; can an ear infection cause hearing loss?  This question is especially common with patients who have young children or grandchildren, as ear infections are most common in children. Ear infections occur… Read More

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